Category Archives: Tales of Responsible Consumption


Phonebloks: “A phone worth keeping”. Join the movement

How long does your phone last before you buy a new one? A few years, at best? The U.S. alone contributes 3 trillion tons of e-waste each year. Phones are …

Take Out The Trash

Out With The Trash

I look through our cupboards and pretty much everything in stock is reusable, recyclable or compostable. So why do we throw out a couple of bags of garbage every other …

Homemade Granola

My Newest Love: Home-Baked Granola

Lately, I find myself running home from the office – desperate to make precious time for a very rewarding love affair – making and eating the world’s most delicious granola. …

Happy Farm Animals

The Farmers Market In Under An Hour (“Carl Style”)

Welcome to the August 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Farmer’s Markets This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and …

Pure Castile Soap

Good Question: Why Pure Castile Soap?

Have you ever religiously used a product, but when asked why it’s better than others, you really have no answer?  Well, I certainly have.  Perhaps it’s because of peer pressure …

UNREAL Peanut Butter Cup

Get Unjunked

Healthy Child Healthy World recently introduced me to UNREAL™ – a candy supplier looking to change the way we look at junk food by directly challenging the food industry – …

Backyard Garden

Shoddy Garden, Happy Me

Carl has constructed a thing of beauty in our backyard.  He has made us two small cedar-framed garden boxes to be used for growing our own vegetables.  Unfortunately, what is …

Eco Friendly Fishing

A Good Example of Just How Sustainable Things Might Be

I think this video has already made the rounds, but it’s new to me, so I thought I’d share. In this short TED talk, Dan Barber inspires with a tale of …

How Much We Saved Cloth Diapering

Gasp: How Much We Saved By Cloth Diapering

Our little man is outgrowing his sister’s cloth diapers.  It seems that we’re not going to make it through potty training with the mix of medium and one-size diapers that …

Flexitarian Recipes

Our Top 5 “Go To” Flexitarian Recipes

It has been 10 months since we stopped eating meat on weekdays.  (That’s right – only on Saturdays and Sundays – check out our previous post Good All Around: Become …

Meet the Gosselins

Meet The Gosselins The Gosselins - July, 2015. Still living the dream (ha!).

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